Tailor-made New Zealand North Island Holidays

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

Often overlooked in favour of its twin isle to the south, New Zealand’s North Island is hugely underrated. But with the blissfully untouched Bay of Islands, the bubbling hot springs of Rotorua, the glow worms of Waitomo, and the bustling cities of Wellington and Auckland, this is a destination that really shouldn’t be missed. So whether you want to dedicate your time to exploring this diverse island, or combine it with a jaunt to the south too, our Travel Experts can help. Get in touch and we’ll tailor make a North Island holiday to suit you.

Popular New Zealand North Island Holidays

The North Island can be explored via whole host of transport methods: by foot, by car, by bike, or by campervan – to name a few. Our Journeys range of tailor-made holidays includes them all. So you can spend your days travelling around however you see fit: hiking around Lake Taupo, boating into the mesmerising Waitomo Glowworm Caves and climbing to the top of Auckland’s 328-metre Sky Tower. And if you’d rather opt for a sedentary holiday, we can arrange your itinerary so you spend your days soaking up the tranquillity of the Bay of Islands, unwinding on Coromandel’s beaches, and sampling world-class wines in Napier and Martinborough. Flights, accommodation, car hire and transfers are all included and, if you want to add more experiences, simply ask our Travel Experts to customise an itinerary to suit you.

Where to Go in New Zealand’s North Island

Fly into the City of Sails and explore the Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower and the beautiful Auckland Domain park – to name a few. And there’s even more to discover beyond Auckland: head north to the 140-strong archipelago that is Bay of Islands for hidden beaches, Maori history and some of the best fishing in the country. For those heading south from the city, natural wonders like Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Waitomo beckon, and, inland, you can feel like a pioneer in the volcanic Tongariro National Park. Right at the southern tip, you’ll find New Zealand’s capital: Wellington.

North Island Holiday Types

Whether you want to sip fine New Zealand wines, admire the Middle Earth landscapes, or discover some fascinating wildlife and natural wonders, we have a holiday to suit you. Explore our range of holiday types below, and get inspired…

Flights to North Island

Just planning flights to Auckland or Wellington? Then our Airfare Experts can arrange it for you. Chat to an Airfare Expert about providing a bespoke quote to suit your requirements.

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More about New Zealand's North Island

Currency: New Zealand dollar

Language: English

Flight time: London to Auckland flight time is 24 hours and will include a stopover

Visas: British citizens require a Visitor Visa, which you can apply for online.

Vaccinations: No vaccinations are required

Top 3 Things to Do in New Zealand’s North Island

  • Explore the Bay of Islands
  • Feel the heat of the bubbling geothermal springs at Rotorua
  • Look for glow worms at Waitomo

When to Go to the North Island

Every season in the North Island brings something different – whether it’s new spring blooms in the city, winter skiing at Lake Taupo, summer sun on the beaches of Coromandel, or golden shades of autumn in Tongariro or Whanganui. All you need to decide is what you want to visit for…

Why Book Your New Zealand North Island Holiday With Flight Centre

North Island Journeys Holidays: Our range of tailor-made North Island holidays called Journeys include all the best bits you expect from a trip – flights, accommodation and transfers – not to mention some great tours and experiences.

Local knowledge: With Experts in North Island and in the UK, we know the city inside-out. In fact, for some of us – it is! Many of our Experts are from, have lived in or been to the city, so know exactly what to include to create your perfect trip.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: If you book a North Island holiday with us you’ll have access to our dedicated Travel Butler concierge service and our 24/7 Emergency Assistance phoneline.